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Chiefs Sign Two Draft Picks, 13 Free Agents


The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that the club has signed two of their 2013 draft picks, as well as 13 undrafted college free agents.

The Chiefs have inked seventh-round pick, DE Mike Catapano and sixth-round selection, C Eric Kush. That is two of the Chiefs’ eight draftees already inked to deals. The other picks should follow shortly, as the new rookie wage scale makes signing players, even first-round picks, easier than ever before.

From the Chiefs’ press release:

Kush (6-4, 313) was selected as Kansas City’s first of two sixth-round picks (170th Overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. Kush played collegiately at California University of Pennsylvania where he appeared in 49 games (31 starts) on the offensive line for the Vulcans. A three year starter, he primarily served as the school’s center. Kush became the highest ever player to be drafted from California (Pa.). Kush prepped at Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pa.

Catapano (6-4, 270) was selected as the Chiefs seventh-round pick (207th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was a three-time All-Ivy League defensive end at Princeton where he recorded 145 tackles (60 solo), 29 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks (-129.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 13 pass breakups. The Bayville, N.Y., native prepped at Chaminade High School.

The following college free agents have officially signed with the club: Tyler Bray, Darin Drakeford, Otha Foster, Frankie Hammond, Demetrius Harris, A.J. Hawkins, Colin Kelly, Rob Lohr, Brad Madison, Josh Martin, Brad McDougald, Rico Richardson and Ridge Wilson.

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  • chiefdeorty

    Okay it is going to start to take shape. I hope we don’t have any hold out and even Brandon gets his deal done and hopefully will free up some cap space. I sure wish even Tamba would be open to redoing his deal to make it more cap friendly and free more money to sigh players that might be there when teams start getting down to the 53 man roster.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I love how the new CBA expedites this process. 2 down, 6 to go.

    • Jim Harper

      Amen to that Stacy. No more hold outs which I hated. They often set the player back months

  • ArrowFan

    Seriously, I know that the signing of ones draft is faster than ever before, however how many week have gone by that this could have been done? Specifically if it is all little more than a formality now it should be done before rookie mini camp starts. Are the rest at the camp participating or are they waiting to be signed first?

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Keep in mind that the Chiefs just made two significant hires for the front office (Chris Ballard and Marvin Allen). That hiring process consumed some of their attention over the last couple weeks.

    • Jim Harper

      You do realize it is only May 10th? We are barely two weeks post draft day. Patience man!

  • Colton

    I love that fisher is the #1 pick so he’s the one that could not show up and debate his contract. But he shows up day one, like poe. Not like bowe lol